First Listen: R.E.M. Re-Issue ‘Lifes Rich Pageant’ Album Stream

25 R.E.M. To Reissue Lifes Rich Pageant For 25th Anniversary

‘Lifes Rich Pageant’ Album Art

XRT favorites, R.E.M. will be reissuing their album Lifes Rich Pageant on July 12. It was the first of R.E.M.’s albums to go gold, and spawned hits like “Fall on Me” and “Superman.”

The reissue features remastered tracks as well as 19 previously unreleased demos on a second disc. Plus 4 postcards, a poster, and new liner notes.

The real gem on this reissue the song “Wait,” which has been heard live several times but never actually released. In case that isn’t enough to satisfy your R.E.M. addiction, Mobile Fidelity will issue a 180-gram vinyl edition with a replica of the original packaging.

remwidget First Listen: R.E.M. Re Issue Lifes Rich Pageant Album StreamThe reissue will be expanded, digitally re-mastered and stacked with rarities including a second disc dubbed, The Athens Demos, which holds 19 previously unreleased recordings which were recorded in 1986. Get streaming in the player to the left via Spin and get all of the details on the reissue right here. The double disc arrives July 12th via Capitol/I.R.S. and the vinyl arrives the same day via Mobile Fidelity.

117 R.E.M. To Reissue Lifes Rich Pageant For 25th Anniversary


01 Begin the Begin

02 These Days

03 Fall on Me

04 Cuyahoga

05 Hyena (Album Version)

06 Underneath the Bunker

07 The Flowers of Guatemala

08 I Believe

09 What If We Give It Away?

10 Just a Touch

11 Swan Swan H

12 Superman

CD2 (The Athens Demos, all unreleased):

01 Fall on Me

02 Hyena

03 March Song (King of Birds)

04 These Days

05 Bad Day

06 Salsa (Underneath the Bunker)

07 Swan Swan H

08 Flowers of Guatemala

09 Begin the Begin

10 Cuyahoga

11 I Believe

12 Out of Tune

13 Rotary Ten

14 Two Steps Onward

15 Just a Touch

16 Mystery to Me

17 Wait

18 All the Right Friends

19 Get on Their Way (What If We Give It Away)

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